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INTERNATIONAL WORKER

81 What constitutes Pensionable service?

The service for which contributions are received and/or receivable as also the period of service rendered and considered as eligible under a Social Security Agreement that may cover an International worker. (Para 10 of EPS)
82 What constitutes Pensionable service?

The service for which contributions are received and/or receivable as also the period of service rendered and considered as eligible under a Social Security Agreement that may cover an International worker. (Para 10 of EPS)
83 How is Pensionable service determined?

While the period of service for which contributions are received under the EPS will decide the quantum of pension admissible, the period of service rendered under a relevant social security agreement shall be taken into account only for the purpose mentioned under such agreement. (Para 10 of EPS)
84 How is Pensionable service determined?

While the period of service for which contributions are received under the EPS will decide the quantum of pension admissible, the period of service rendered under a relevant social security agreement shall be taken into account only for the purpose mentioned under such agreement. (Para 10 of EPS)
85 Is there a cap on the salary up to which the contribution has to be made by both the employer as well as an employee?

No, there is no cap on the salary up to which the contribution has to be made by both the employer as well as an employee.
86 Is there a cap on the salary up to which the contribution has to be made by both the employer as well as an employee?

No, there is no cap on the salary up to which the contribution has to be made by both the employer as well as an employee.
87 Is there a cap on the salary up to which the employer’s share of contribution has to be diverted to EPS?

Yes, the cap on the salary up to which the employer’s share of contribution has to be diverted to EPS remains at Rs.6500. (Para 3 of EPS)
88 Is there a cap on the salary up to which the employer’s share of contribution has to be diverted to EPS?

Yes, the cap on the salary up to which the employer’s share of contribution has to be diverted to EPS remains at Rs.6500. (Para 3 of EPS)
89 \What is a social security agreement (SSA)?

A social security agreement is a bi-lateral instrument to protect the interests of the workers in the host country. It being a reciprocal arrangement generally provides for avoidance of no coverage or double coverage and equality of treatment with the host country workers.

Generally a social security agreement covers 3 provisions. They are:
a) Detachment - Applies to employees sent on posting in the host country, provided he/she is complying under the social security system of the home country.
b) Exportability of Pension - Provision for payment of pension benefits to the beneficiary choosing to reside in the territory of the home country directly with out any reduction as also to a beneficiary choosing to reside in the territory of a third country.
c) Provision for totalisation of Benefits The period of service rendered by an employee in the host country to be counted for the “eligibility” purpose and the payment may be restricted to the length of service, on pro-rata basis.
90 \What is a social security agreement (SSA)?

A social security agreement is a bi-lateral instrument to protect the interests of the workers in the host country. It being a reciprocal arrangement generally provides for avoidance of no coverage or double coverage and equality of treatment with the host country workers.

Generally a social security agreement covers 3 provisions. They are:
a) Detachment - Applies to employees sent on posting in the host country, provided he/she is complying under the social security system of the home country.
b) Exportability of Pension - Provision for payment of pension benefits to the beneficiary choosing to reside in the territory of the home country directly with out any reduction as also to a beneficiary choosing to reside in the territory of a third country.
c) Provision for totalisation of Benefits The period of service rendered by an employee in the host country to be counted for the “eligibility” purpose and the payment may be restricted to the length of service, on pro-rata basis.
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